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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Aug 20, 2009 8:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Stella ?

Cosmic is right on about 5/13/77, but you MUST, MUST MUST listen to this late-Keith-era STELLA...possibly the greatest jammed version of all time, and sung beautifully by Garcia as well:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-10-21.sbd.popi.6100.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 20, 2009 8:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Stella ?

Having been at these Oct shows, the pathetic thing is the INAMirc was the song that impressed me at the time...the intensity of the transitions and energy with which they tackled it was inspiring even though it was a relatively new song for me then...usu they would take a while to grab you just because you weren't familiar.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Aug 20, 2009 8:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Stella ?

YOU???--Mr. late-60's-Dead-Is-All-That's-Worth-A-Damn Tell were at these GREAT Winterland shows???

I'm aghast! I'm appalled! I'm green with envy!

Just when I thought I knew all there was to know about the great WT, you hit me with this. You Do realize these are amazing shows, yes?

Gaaaaaaaa! The unfairness of it all!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 20, 2009 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Stella ?

78 was an odd year for me DEAD wise, and sorry if I have babbled on about it before with you all (but I guess not you, GC).

I think I have made clear my fav two for my tour yrs (74-82) were in 75 (Jun & Sep). I was much more a "straight song" fan than a "jam" fan at the time, contradictory as it sounds coming from me now! In any case, I can't say that other than listing 75 as the "top" of those yrs, the Oct shows of 78 would probably have ranked below the spring of 77, and the summer/fall of 79 with Brent coming on (recall he didn't sing yet!), but none of this was really based on a solid analysis (if any!??) of the actual performance.

It's difficult to imagine how limited we all were back then in what we Forumites do with such depth and vigor now, so long after the fact. We didn't have access to information about "how good was the concert last month in LA?" or "was Jerry sick last night?" or whatever...

Generally, just as we critique the reviews here for being far too subjective, back then it seemed you ranked a concert first and foremost for the "experience" (ie, who you went with at the top, what you did around it, what you took at it [though again, geek that was, I usually remained relatively straight at shows--very serious about taking it all in. Note that so many others say something akin to "great show, though I don't recall ANY of it!???] and at most a set list for those that had the ability to keep notes...a few friends of mine did this every show).

Anyhow, I have a hard time looking back at the shows here at the Archive and deciding that I saw a good one or a bad one, other than by hearing from you all that it was a good run or what have you...my rankings are based entirely on my personal experiences at the time. In fact, I don't think I have listened to anywhere close to all the shows I attended to even assess what they were really like...

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Aug 20, 2009 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite Stella ?

but you had fun, yes?

all i can say is, having not seen my first show til '79, I'm jealous you got to see such strong years of shows. (spring '77? Give me a time travel machine!)

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